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Who Owns the World's Media?Media Concentration and Ownership around the World$
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Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199987238

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001

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Media Ownership and Concentration in Canada

Media Ownership and Concentration in Canada

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(p.455) 17 Media Ownership and Concentration in Canada
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Who Owns the World's Media?
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Dwayne Winseck

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0017

With this chapter, the book moves to the Western Hemisphere. The chapter looks at media ownership and concentration in Canada. It analyzes the evolution of a dozen of the most significant media markets in Canada. The analysis is based on a body of data assembled for each sector from 1984 until 2011: wired and wireless telecom services, broadcast television, multichannel pay television, cable, satellite, and IPTV distributors, newspapers, magazines, music, radio, Internet access, and search engines and social network sites. It creates a systematic body of data covering the past two and a half decades. The main platform media firms are BCE, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, and Quebecor. These firms also participate in audiovisual media, in addition to the public CBC. In print media, major firms are Postmedia, Torstar, and Thompson.

Keywords:   Canadian media market, social network, wireless telecom, telecom-media-Internet industries, BCE, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Torstar, Postmedia, CBC, Thomson

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